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Habitat gets a helping hand in finances

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[APRIL 16, 2004]  Thrivent Financial for Lutherans approved a gift of $10,000 to help the Logan County Habitat for Humanity volunteers remodel a home for a neighbor in need in Lincoln.

Linda Aper and Bart Miller, financial associates with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Logan County, presented the $10,000 gift to George Dahmm, director of the local project, on Tuesday evening, April 13. The group began remodeling a house at 1409 N. Kankakee in Lincoln in January of this year, and the presentation was made at the home.

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Also attending was Stuart Barnes Jameison, regional director of the Midwest area of Habitat for Humanity. Brenda Kodatt and two daughters of Lincoln, who were selected from a group of eight applicants to purchase the home with a no-interest loan, were also present.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans has allocated $1.28 million for 2004 to the organization's Habitat for Humanity "Building Hope ... Building Homes" program, which enables Lutheran volunteers and other interested community members to assist someone in need.

Throughout the years, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and its predecessor organizations, Appleton, Wis.-based Aid Association for Lutherans and Minneapolis-based Lutheran Brotherhood, have provided approximately $10 million to help build nearly 500 Habitat for Humanity homes. The organization will fund its 500th Habitat home during the 2004 calendar year.


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"The generosity of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will allow concerned members of the community help build not only a home, but a better life, for one of their neighbors," said Mr. Dahmm. "The partnership that Habitat for Humanity has had over the years with Thrivent Financial and its predecessor organizations has allowed us to do a tremendous amount of good for a wide variety of families in need."

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans and its members provide approximately $200 million annually for outreach programs and activities that support congregations, schools, charitable organizations and needy individuals.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is a not-for-profit Fortune 500 financial services organization helping nearly 3 million members achieve their financial goals. Thrivent Financial and its affiliates offer a wide range of financial solutions and had $62.4 billion in assets under management as of Dec. 31, 2003. Securities are offered through a wholly owned subsidiary, Thrivent Investment Management Inc., 625 Fourth Ave. S., Minneapolis, Minn. 55415-1665.

For more information, visit or call (800) THRIVENT [(800) 847-4836].

[Thrivent Financial news release]

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